Training Course Descriptions
Courses for early years practitioners
Reading between the lines
Reading aloud is a fun activity for parent and child to engage in together. Through the fun and enjoyment of sharing books there are also immense benefits for both parents and children. When a parent and child share books together there is much more happening than just reading the words on the page. This session will explore the role books can play in positive parent/child interaction and the developmental benefits of reading aloud with young children.
You’ve read the book, so now what? Extending a book into play will boost a child’s engagement with the story and help to develop creative skills. It will also naturally foster an increased desire to engage with books. This hands-on workshop will look at simple ideas and activities to extend beyond the words on the page and really make the books come alive.
Early language and literacy development
Our language and literacy skills start to develop before we’re born. This seminar focuses on brain, language and literacy development from birth to three year olds. Drawing on current and relevant research, we’ll discuss the theory behind how we learn and easy practical tips that will have a lasting positive impact on the youngest of children.
Singing and rhyming is an important part of children learning a language. This session will ensure that delegates gain practical experience on how to lead parents and children in interactive story, song and rhyme sessions that promote bonding and positive parent and child interaction.
Using picture books as an introduction to learning
There are six early literacy skills which children must acquire before they will be ready to learn to read and write. All these skills can be learned by reading a diverse range of picture books. Our choice of book can be used to help support children in learning and understanding different concepts. Using picture books, this course will look at the different early literacy skills children acquire and how the choice of book can help support the development of these skills.
The Bookbug Pirate Pack: A tool to support the fostering of a love of books and reading for life
The course aims to show staff how the Bookbug Pirate Pack (the free high-quality pack of books provided to every ante pre-school child by the Scottish Government) can be integrated into the practice of Early Years settings. Research shows us that in order to impact on parents’ behaviour and encourage them to read at home with their child, the Bookbug packs need to be gifted effectively and parents need to be involved in the process. Click here for more information about pack gifting training.
Effective Pack Gifting to families with babies and toddlers
Research shows that Bookbug Packs need to be gifted with a strong, clear and consistent message for families. This course will explore the Bookbug packs in depth and will offer many practical ideas on using the packs to engage with families. Click here for more information about pack gifting training.
Bookbug Session Leader Training
Courses for all
We also offer a number of courses designed for:
If you would like to combine more than one of the above topics, Scottish Book Trust would be pleased to offer bespoke training and conference presentations. Tracy will be happy to work with you or your organisation to plan the content and format. Please email Tracy for more information firstname.lastname@example.org